Bill McCormick, S.J., is a contributing editor at America, chief mission officer at St. John’s College in Belize City, and a research fellow in the Department of Political Science at Saint Louis University, in Missouri.
U.S. Catholics are more liberal. Young priests are more conservative. Can the synod help us overcome our divisions?
Data showing the theological divide between younger and older priests—as well as between younger priests and the laity—could serve as a mandate to heal the scandal of division within our own church.
Many of us go back and forth between ignoring politics and getting angry about it. You will feel better, and be a better citizen, if you are more disciplined about your attention.
Amid conflict and mistrust, the goal of the Synod on Synodality—to teach us to “walk together”—is still a work in progress.
In persecuting the Catholic Church and expelling the Society of Jesus, Daniel Ortega is carrying on this terrible legacy. But will it work?
Christians can play a special role in the renewal of our politics. Because we know that the truth is not only real, but a person.
Corpus Christi reminds us: a different kind of politics won’t heal our divisions. Only the Eucharist can.
The Eucharist as the sacrament of unity constitutes the church not as just another social body, but as mystical and universal in its orientation toward the kingdom of God.
Catholic experts weigh in on the likelihood of Pope Francis resigning in office—and whether we need a 25th amendment for popes.
A gentle warning for Pope Francis critics (and cheerleaders): The synod is about conversion, not winning an argument
How many are willing to have their minds changed, to desire for something from this synodal process that goes deeper than their pre-existing agenda?
Pope Benedict never ceased to argue that democracy must be judged by truth, a criterion it cannot measure but can only be measured by.